Delta State governor and vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa, has said “division” will remain among the aggrieved governors of the party, known as the G5.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, apparently holds the aces in the deal being worked out with the Governor Nyesom Wike-led G-5 ahead of the 2023 general elections.
This newspaper learned that the APC candidate has agreed to the G5’s terms in principle.
Multiple reports say Wike will formally make the announcement in January – although Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu; and his Enugu State counterpart, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, did not agree to openly work for Tinubu due to their senatorial ambition in 2023.
Reacting to the development, Okowa who was speaking on Friday in Aboh when he led the Delta State PDP campaign train to Ndokwa East and Ndokwa West Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state, said: “These governors are our brothers; everybody is important. But what God has said will happen, nobody can change it.
“So even if some of them decide to support APC, some will still remain with us because there will be division among them.
“The real truth is that I have strong political eyes and I have observed that no matter what they do, PDP will win the forthcoming election, by the grace of God.
“It is only the power of God that can help us to win. So, no matter that the G-5 said that they would work with APC or any other party, we will win.”